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Eating For Adrenal Disorders

We had a question the other day about adrenal disorders.

Your adrenal glands are a pair of triangular-shaped organs resting on top of your kidneys.

Each gland normally weighs about 5 grams (slightly less than 1/5 ounce) and is made of 2 parts.

The cortex, or outer section, is responsible for the production of the hormones cortisone, cortisol, aldosterone, and DHEA. The medulla, or central section, secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine.

Adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA, and norepinephrine are your 4 major stress hormones.

The highest levels of these hormones are released in the morning and the lowest at night.

Adrenaline speeds up the rate of metabolism and creates other physiologic changes designed to help your body cope with danger.

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